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After Fuller Park Fire, Resident Credits The Red Cross For Getting Him And His Dogs ShelterFor CBS 2's Day of Giving, it's about helping the Red Cross helping those in need. CBS 2's Chris Tye has the story of one man's appreciation of an organization that helped him and his dog after he lost everything in a fire.
Chicago's Top Doctor 'Concerned' About The Omicron COVID VariantCBS 2's Meredith Barack reports, CPS is launching a new pilot program to test students, who have parental consent, to be tested periodically during the school year.
Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Vehicle On Dan Ryan ExpresswayIllinois State Police said at 11:27 a.m., a driver was headed south from the Dan Ryan local ramp onto the expressway in a 2020 white Kia Forte, when the driver struck the pedestrian.
Lead Detective Explains How Jussie Smollett Went From Victim To SuspectThe lead Chicago Police detective in the Jussie Smollett testified at Smollett’s trial Tuesday, explaining how his investigation took a surprising turn. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Kids Leaving Letters For Santa At Macy's Will Help Other Kids Struggling With Serious IllnessesA lot of kids are busy writing letters to Santa for their most desired gifts. But kids who drop their wish lists in a Macy's Santa Mailbox will be helping grant a wish to kids with serious illnesses.
Chicago Weather: Some Sprinkles For WednesdayCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has a look ahead to the extended forecast.
Red Cross Honors 16-Year-Old Hero Blair Holt, Who Lost His Life While Shielding Classmate From GunfireThe Red Cross is honoring 16-year-old Blair Holt, who lost his life in 2007 while shielding a classmate when a gunman boarded a CTA bus. 
Detective Explains What Led CPD To Accuse Jussie Smollett Of Staging AttackProsecutors began calling witnesses on Tuesday at the trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019.
Doctor, Inspired By Seeing Red Cross In Action In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Inspired To Run Chicago MarathonToday is Giving Tuesday, and as we've done for so many year's past, we're teaming up with the American Red Cross to help continue the work they do every day in our community. There are so many ways you can help - by giving money, or time. Every year, dozens of people do both, by running the Chicago Marathon with Team Red Cross.
163 Red Cross Volunteers From Illinois Responded To Hurricanes And Wildfires NationallyRed Cross volunteers are helping families and strangers when they need it most.
Red Cross Reports Blood Emergency With Donations At Lowest Level In 10 YearsPeople depend on blood donations every day to survive and the Red Cross is reporting a blood shortage.
Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins Wednesday Morning At 3 A.M.You cannot park near these street signs, from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., until April 1, even if there's no snow on the ground.
Slightly Warmer Day AheadCBS 2 meteorologist Laura Bannon has the forecast.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Testimony Expected To Begin TuesdayTestimony begins Tuesday in the trial of actor Jussie Smollett, nearly three years after he was accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Chicago Weather: Sun Returns TuesdayCBS 2 Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. RealTime Weather forecast for Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
Remembering Acclaimed Fashion Designed Virgil AblohTributes continued to pour in Monday night for famed fashion designer and Illinois native Virgil Abloh. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Video Shows ComEd Truck Going Around School Bus With Stop Sign Out In LincolnshireThe rules of the road are meant to protect our kids when commuting to and from school – so if a school bus has a stop sign out on a two-lane road, you are to stop. But a north suburban mom said the driver of a utility truck did not do that when her student came home. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Some Skokie Neighbors Object To Land Swap That Would Give Piece Of Park To Synagogue For Parking LotA land grab is what opponents are calling a plan to put a parking lot in the middle of a north suburban park – they say it is swallowing precious green space. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Roseland Neighbors, Police Discuss Murder Of Son, Mother On Same BlockTeachers, police, and neighbors gathered for a discussion Monday night in the wake of a shooting that killed 14-year-old Kevin Tinker Jr. in Roseland this month – and another shooting that killed his mother a matter of days later on the very same block.
In Opening Statements, Defense Claims Jussie Smollett Really Was VictimThe trial officially began Monday for Jussie Smollett, who is accused of fabricating a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in 2019. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Woman With Concealed Carry License Fires At Would-Be Carjackers in RoselandA woman fought back and fired her own gun when a would-be carjacker pointed a gun at her outside a bank in Roseland on Monday afternoon. CBS 2's Jermont Terry talked with her exclusively.
Feb. 20, 2019: Jussie Smollett First Charged With Disorderly ConductCBS 2 obtained video of the Osundairo brothers, who were linked to the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett, buying a red hat and ski masks from a store the day before the assault. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Feb. 14, 2019: Brothers' Home Raided In Connection With Jussie Smollett's Alleged HoaxOn Feb. 14, 2019, two brothers later identified as Ola and Abel Osundairo had their home raided in connection with the alleged staged attack on Jussie Smollett. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Nonprofit Takes On Family Homelessness Using Downers Grove HotelA DuPage County group is fighting homelessness with a hotel. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek reports.

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